Effects of long-term treatment with oxytocin in chronic constipation; a double blind, placebo-controlled pilot trial.

@article{Ohlsson2005EffectsOL,
  title={Effects of long-term treatment with oxytocin in chronic constipation; a double blind, placebo-controlled pilot trial.},
  author={Bodil Ohlsson and Mikael Truedsson and Mattias Bengtsson and Richard Torstenson and Kristina Sj{\"o}lund and Einar Stef{\'a}n Bj{\"o}rnsson and Magnus Simr{\'e}n},
  journal={Neurogastroenterology and motility : the official journal of the European Gastrointestinal Motility Society},
  year={2005},
  volume={17 5},
  pages={697-704}
}
BACKGROUND Oxytocin and its receptor have been found throughout the gastrointestinal (GI) tract, where it affects gut function. Clinically, we have noticed an improvement of bowel habits during lactation in constipated women. The aim of this study was to examine whether oxytocin has an effect on bowel symptoms and psychological well being in women with refractory constipation. METHODS Fifty-nine women with refractory constipation were included in a double blind, multicentre study. After a 2… CONTINUE READING

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